Fourteen colleagues, who share a fear of heights as well as a workplace, will be abseiling down Peterborough Cathedral for charity.
The employees of Stamford Stone company, based in Helpston, are determined to raise cash for the Peterborough 900 Campaign, which aims to develop the cathedral’s facilities in time for its 900th anniversary in 2018.
This includes the creation of a new Heritage and Education centre, enhancing provision for visitors, as well as improving the music and worship facilities.
The Stamford Stone suppliers have done lots of work with Peterborough Cathedral in the past, and wanted to lend their support to the campaign by undertaking the abseiling challenge.
One of those preparing to overcome her fear and scale down the 144 feet, is administrator Emma Ireland, who said: “I keep walking by the cathedral and looking up and getting more scared by the day. But it is for a really good cause and it will be such an amazing experience. I can’t wait to do it!”
Her colleague Steve Green added: “I was walking through cathedral square a couple of days ago, and looked up at the cathedral. Now I’m shaking like a leaf.”
You can see the 14 fund-raisers abseiling down the cathedral on July 9, and donate by going to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/stamfordstoneco
Our picture above shows most of the abseilers. They are Emma Ireland, Steve Green, Andrew Jeffery, Jim Spry, Steve Walker, Alan Sleight, Nik Swift, Patryk Wajgert, Michael Kargovskij, Ernie Karamanda, Simon Jeakins, Richard Hall, Ian Moules and Tom Laughton.